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How to Reset a Check Engine Light

It is highly unsettling to be out driving through Vestavia Hills, and suddenly your check engine light appears. It can be frightening if there are no accompanying signs that your car is not running correctly. Do not fret! The service team at Hendrick Chevrolet Hoover is here to help you diagnose the light indicating and resolving the issue in their shop.

Resolve Your Check Engine Light Issues Without Delay

It is essential to take your vehicle into our service department without delay to have our technicians diagnose what your check engine light is indicating. Sometimes, it can mean that the gas cap is on incorrectly or there is a faulty sensor. Unfortunately, it can also indicate a more significant problem with your car that can worsen, causing additional damage to your vehicle that needs prompt attention.

To keep your car running well on your commute from Birmingham to Bessemer, bring your car to Hendrick Chevrolet Hoover to have our team help you diagnose the problem and complete any necessary repairs. If you delay having your vehicle serviced, you might compromise your vehicle’s integrity, value, and safety.

Tips to Reset Your Check Engine Light

The ideal way to reset a check engine light is to have the necessary repairs performed and then drive it until it turns off. You may also try to start and restart your vehicle three times to see if the light will turn off on its own. A service technician may use an OBD2 scanner to check the engine light codes and turn off the light. If you are in an older vehicle, you can locate the appropriate fuse and pull it out and replace it to turn off the light.

If these methods do not work, you can use the surefire way to turn it off by disconnecting the negative battery terminal. This method probably sounds more complicated than it is; if you follow these easy instructions, you can complete the job without issue:

How to Reset a Check Engine Light

  1. Park your vehicle and turn it off, then remove the key. Put on safety gloves and pop the hood.
  2. After popping your hood and locating your battery, loosen the nut on the negative battery terminal (you might need a wrench to loosen it). The negative terminal is the black terminal with the minus (-) sign on it.
  3. Pull the negative connector away from the battery and let it sit for 30 seconds to a minute.
  4. Reconnect the connector and nut on the negative terminal using your wrench.
  5. Start your vehicle to ensure you no longer see the engine light. Be aware that you might have to reconnect and reprogram your infotainment and navigation software after resetting the engine light.

Allow Hendrick Chevrolet Hoover to Reset Your Check Engine Light

The safest and smartest way to take care of your engine light coming on is to bring your car in to let our service technicians diagnose your check engine light. They can also correctly instruct you on turning the check engine light off and repair any faulty components. Please do not delay; contact us or schedule an appointment to bring your vehicle in today and check out the impressive inventory at Hendrick Chevrolet Hoover.

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